Big challenges require bold thinking and brave actions. Designing for net-zero, more efficient city planning and climate-smart energy solutions are just some of the innovations that are having an impact. Let's explore them together…
Digital tech: 3 paths to more sustainable construction
Powerhouse: Redefining energy-efficient living
With 200 apartments, the Powerhouse Lade project demonstrates how homes can become part of the climate transition, and how the Powerhouse concept continues to lead the way in energy efficiency.
Towards more comfortable workplaces – for everyone
If you’re reading this article in a shared space, like a train or a bus or an office, take a moment to look around before you read any further. Now consider this. Statistics suggest that up to one in five of the people around you is ‘neuroatypical,’ meaning that they have a brain that functions slightly differently from the norm. Whether they are living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, dyslexia or one of a range of other conditions, their unique ‘neurotype’ or brain type presents them with both challenges and opportunities in their daily lives. There’s a 20 percent chance that you are neuroatypical yourself.
Sustainable investment: Building for the future
Magnus Persson, EVP and CFO at Skanska Group, and Thorsten Slytå, Managing Director and Head of Nordic Real Estate at BlackRock, share their view on these questions. Each has a valuable perspective on the changing investment landscape.
A healthy workplace where people want to be
Yet both employees and employers are realizing there are benefits to in-person work that can’t be gained through virtual workspaces. To get teams back to the workplace, workspaces need to promote physical and emotional health for employees, and be spaces where people want to work.
Going digital: data is making buildings more sustainable
Brendan Wallace, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Fifth Wall, Henrik Ahnström, Director of Innovation at Skanska Commercial Development Nordic, and Stacy Smedley, Executive Director at Building Transparency, are all leaders in innovation, finding ways to make use of the latest digital solutions. Each, in their own unique way, is using technology to tackle our modern climate challenges head-on.
Digital Innovations in the Built Environment
This episode features Brendan Wallace, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Fifth Wall, Henrik Ahnström, Director of Development at Skanska Commercial Development Nordic, and Stacy Smedley, Executive Director at Building Transparency. Each plays a unique role in merging the technology and real estate development sectors.
High-speed rail: HS2 strengthening connections
Tim Smart, Managing Director Phase 2 at HS2 Ltd, Louise Dailly, Head of Social Sustainability at the Skanska Costain STRABAG Joint Venture, David Ode, TBM Tunnel Superintendent HS2 at Skanska, and Fiona O’Riordan, Assistant Civil Engineer at Skanska, joined this episode to share how they’re turning the HS2 vision into a reality.
Sustainable networks: Why collaboration is critical
Stronger Together: Sustainable Networks
Sustainability is a team effort. No organization can achieve carbon neutrality on its own but, by working together, we can enact a holistic plan of sustainability that creates a cleaner, safer and healthier built environment.
How to build zero-emission buildings
A zero-energy building (ZEB) has such high energy efficiency that it consumes no net energy from the energy grid. Such buildings should generate enough energy from their own renewable sources – such as solar panels – to cover their annual energy requirements. A nearly zero-energy building (NZEB) has achieved almost the same levels, requiring minimal energy from external sources.
Building the cities of tomorrow
The world’s population recently topped 8 billion people, and more than half of those people live in cities today. This number is set to rise to 60% by 2030. We need our cities to be inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable in order to support this growing population.
3 most promising models for urban development
By giving thought now to what kinds of urban spaces work best, we can build comfortable, sustainable cities that improve life for ourselves – and for future generations.
What makes a sustainable city?
Developers and city planners across the globe are focusing on solutions that benefit people, communities and the environment. Mark Watts at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, Guillaume Charny-Brunet at SPACE10 and Morten Kjer Jeppesen at Gehl are involved in creating sustainable cities through urgent climate actions.